The Berkshires Calendar for Aug. 3



Berkshire Paint & Sip: Fundraiser for Berkshire Elite Cheerleaders. 6 to 8 p.m. "Trees of Color"; $38.A ll painting materials, snacks and donation included. Cash bar. No reservations needed. Information: or 413-205-8346. The Infield, 10 Lyman St., Pittsfield.

Clark Art Institute: Figure Drawing. 2:30 to 4 p.m. All skill levels. Lightly guided instruction and live models. All materials are provided. Free. Museum Pavilion, 225 South St., Pittsfield.

Dirty Brush Painting Parties: Family event — acrylic painting class on 12x12 canvas. 10 to 11:30 a.m. All ages welcome. All supplies and instruction included. Reservations: 413-442-9300. Family event — Pottery Painting Techniques class, 1 to 3 p.m. All ages welcome. 141 North St., Suite 102, Pittsfield.

Norman Rockwell Museum: Creating Together: A Parent-Child Experience. 10 to 11:30 a.m. Explore the galleries together during this interactive art experience for children ages 4 and older and their parents/caregivers. Cost: $7, $5 for museum members per class, or included with museum admission. Berkshire Choral International, 2 p.m. Enjoy songs from Broadway and the American Folk tradition. Free for museum members or included with museum admission. 9 Glendale Road, Route 183, Stockbridge.


Bridge Club: Friendly Bridge, $1.25 donation, from 1:30 to 4 p.m., Lenox Community Center, 65 Walker St., Lenox. Information: 413-637-7265.

Bushnell-Sage Library: "Sit and Knit," 6-8 p.m. Mah Jongg Night, 5 to 8 p.m. Drop-in style. Beginners welcome. Sheffield.

Community Lunch: All welcome, at noon, Guthrie Center, 2 Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington, 413-528-1955.

Contract Bridge: For all levels, from 1 to 4 p.m., Lee Senior Center; information: 413-347-1469.

Family Center of Northern Berkshire: Eight-week workshop, "Parenting with Positive Discipline." 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free weekly meal for parents and children and free on-site child care. Transportation available. To register: 413-664-4821. Child Care of the Berkshires, 210 State St., North Adams

Free Legal Clinic: Attorney Eve Schatz will answer legal questions and conduct intakes for the Berkshire Center for Justice Inc., offered by Free Legal Clinic of Berkshire County Inc. from noon to 1 p.m. during the free lunch program at The Guthrie Center, 2 Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington, 413-854-1955.

Hinsdale Knit & Crochet Group: Meets every Wednesday at 1 p.m., Old Town Hall, Hinsdale.

Pembury Bridge Club: ACBL-sponsored duplicate bridge, open game at 12:30 p.m., South Congregational Church, 110 South St., Pittsfield; Peter Samsel, 413-655-2416.

Williams College: Tours of The Class of 1966 Environmental Center building. 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Light snacks. Children welcome. 41 Mission Park Drive, Williamstown.


Line Dance Lessons: Absolute beginners, 9 to 9:30 a.m.; beginners' lessons, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. All ages welcome. Information: 413-281-4893. 2 Flights Up, 399 1/2 Main St., Dalton.

Scottish Dancers: 7:15 to 9:15 p.m. Information: Jean, 518-672-4243, or Ted, 413-698-2944. Berkshire Pulse, 410 Park St., 3rd floor, Housatonic.


Berkshire Family YMCA — N. Berkshire Branch: SilverSneakers Classic. 6 to 7 p.m. Exercises to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activities for daily living. Must be at least 60 years old. Visit the Y at to receive two free passes to SilverSneakers classes. Information: 413-499-7650 x111. 22 Brickyard Court, North Adams.

Blood Pressure Clinics: Walk-ins are welcome, sponsored by Porchlight VNA and Tri-Town Board of Health, noon to 1 p.m., Stockbridge Senior Center, Stockbridge.

Boundless: A comprehensive approach to curing insomnia and making sleep what it should be, peaceful and restorative with Karden Rabin. 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. Free. Information: 413-822-7394, or 5 Albany Road, West Stockbridge.

Fit To Go!: Functional Fitness class for all levels of ability. 9 a.m. Information: 413-464-0064. Unitarian Universalist Church of Pittsfield, 175 Wendell Ave. Pittsfield.

Yoga: Gentle yoga for cancer survivors to help improve strength and sleep. Noon to 1:15 p.m. Registration encouraged, but walk-ins welcome. Community Education conference room, first floor of the BMC Cancer and Infusion Center, 165 Tor Court, Pittsfield, 413-447-3092.


Naumkeag: Outside In: "The Architecture and Design of Naumkeag House and Gardens." 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. "The Gilded Age in the Berkshires," 2:30 p.m. Understand Naumkeag within a historical context. Information: 413-298-3239, ext. 3008, or 20 Prospect Hill Road, West Stockbridge.


Barrington Stage Youth Theatre: "The Wiz," a musical retelling of L. Frank Baum's "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz." Children ages 5 and older welcome. Tickets and performance times: $16 adult, $12 youth; 413-236-8888 or Berkshire Museum, 39 South St., Pittsfield.

Berkshire Athenaeum: Bob Otto Percussion. Noon. For ages 3 to 12. (Free, no registration required. Children under 10 must be accompanied at all times by an adult over 18 years of age. Information: 413-499-9480. 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Berkshire South: Berkshire Sings! for ages 13+. Under the guidance of musician and teacher Robert Kelly. No auditions. Open to new and seasoned singers alike. Free. 6:45-8:15 p.m., 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington. 413-528-2810.

Chess Club: Beginners welcome, 3:10 p.m., Bushnell-Sage Library, Sheffield, 413-229-7004.

CHP/South Berk. Kids Playgroups: "Play N Learn," ages 3-5 years, sign-up required at 413-644-0104, 9 to 11 a.m., CHP Family Services Building, 442 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington; Playgroup, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Lenox Community Center, 65 Walker St., Lenox; Storytime, 10 to 11:30 a.m., New Marlborough Library, 1 Mill River-Great Barrington Road, New Marlborough.

Family Center Playgroups: Toddler Playgroup, 10 to 11 a.m., for 1 to 2.5 years old, Haskins Center, 210 State St., North Adams. Lanesborough Town Hall, 10 to 11 a.m., for walking to 5 years old, free, Community Room, 83 N. Main St., Lanesborough.

Mason Library: "STEM Movers: Stress Relievers." 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Fo ages 8 and older. To register: 413-528-2403. 231 Main St., Great Barrington.

New Lebanon Library: Small Wonders Lapsit Storytime, includes age appropriate stories, songs, and movement activities, 10 a.m.; Preschool Story Hour, includes crafts, songs, and movement activities, 11 a.m., 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y. 518-794-8844.

North Adams Library: Preschool story time for ages 3-6, 10:30 a.m., Youth Services Department, second floor, 74 Church St., North Adams, 413-662-3133.2013

Robbins-Zust Marionettes: "Peter and the Wolf." 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tickets: $5. Saint Paul's Church, 29 Main St., Stockbridge.


Bascom Lodge: Amelia de Neergaard, artist, will present examples of her work and talk about her creative process. 6 p.m. Free. Followed by dinner at 7 p.m. (one seating only). Reservations needed for dinner: 917-680-0079 or email Summit of Mount Greylock, Adams.

Nonprofit Center of the Berkshires: Workshop, "Bringing a Nonprofit Product to Market" Featuring Jayne Church, former Buyer of the Red Lion Inn Gift Shop. 9 to 11 a.m. Learn product development, marketing and distribution. $25 for NPC members, $35 for non-members. To register: or 413-645-3151. CATA Studio, 70 Railroad St., Great Barrington.


Berkshire Highlanders: Band rehearsals, bagpipes and drums, from 7 to 9 p.m.; for more information, visit

Berkshire Sings: Opportunities to sing as a soloist, duo or small ensemble will be offered. Everyone is welcome, no prior musical training is necessary. 6:45-8:15 p.m., free. Berkshire South Regional Community Center, 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington, 413-528-2810.

Concerts at Windsor Lake: The Brave Brothers. 6:30 p.m. Free. Information: 413-664-6180 or Windsor Lake, intersection of Kemp and Bradley streets, North Adams.

Dewey Hall: Jesse Lege & Bayou Brew. 8 p.m. Traditional, foot-stompin' Cajun dance hall music from the dusty back roads of southwest Louisiana. Tickets: $20. 91 Main St., Sheffield.

Jewish Federation of the Berkshires: Multimedia presentation, "Khosn Cowboy Mazl Tov: Wild West Jewish Cowboy Clowns in Music, Rodeos and Animation" with music historian Aaron Manela. 11:30 a.m. Cost: $10 for members; $15 non-members. Bring your own lunch. Cold beverages/desserts served. Temple Anshe Amunim, 26 Broad St., Pittsfield.

Lilac Park Concerts: Whiskey City, six-piece country-rock band. 6:30 p.m. Free. Off Main Street, Lenox. In event of rain, Town Hall auditorium.

Live on the Lake: Community concert series — Jill Gallagher Band. 6 to 8 p.m. Free. Burbank Park on Onota Lake in Pittsfield.

Mason Library: "Introduction to American Indian Music" with Craig Harris, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Information: 413-528-2403. 231 Main St., Great Barrington.


Stockbridge Bowl Association: 27th Annual Chocolate Bowl Canoe/Kayak/SUP Race. Registration: 5 p.m. at the boat ramp; race at 6 p.m. Entry fee: $10 per paddler. Proceeds donated to the association. Racers should be sure that their boats are zebra mussel free. Information: 413-298-3411 (home) or 413-637-9760 (work).Stockbridge Bowl, Stockbridge.


Starlight Stage Youth Theatre: stage adaptation of Douglas Adams' "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy," directed by Brandon Burns. 7 p.m. Tickets at the door: $10 adults, $7 children. First Congregational Church, 906 Main St. (Route 2), Williamstown.

The Capitol Steps: Political satire, "What to Expect When You're Electing," 8 p.m., Cranwell Spa & Golf Resort, 55 Lee Road, Lenox. To reserve tickets and an optional dinner: 413-881-1636 or

The Eagle calendar publicizes free or low-cost community-oriented events of broad public interest. These listings represent nonprofit or not-for-profit organizations and are printed as a public service. The calendar puts a priority on publishing one-day events. The deadline is seven days prior to the date of the event. Emailed entries (no attachments) are preferred to; list the event name and date in the subject line. Questions: 413-496-6298, Monday through Friday, 8 to 12. Listings for museums, exhibits, theater, etc., can be found in Thursday's Berkshires Week.


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